Melanie Rud is a lifestyle writer, specializing in beauty, health, and wellness content. She reviews products for Verywell Health.
Melanie is a Chicago-based writer, editor, and beauty expert. She has over a decade of experience in the industry, and a wide array of knowledge on all beauty related topics. Prior to moving to Chicago, Melanie held beauty editorial positions at Shape, Good Housekeeping, and Health. She has written for numerous national and regional publications, as well as websites. Additionally, Melanie appears on television as a beauty and lifestyle expert.
Melanie obtained a BA in Journalism and English from New York University.
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